Been trying to knock out some leather projects lately, so that I can make that laptop bag for Stephen. Finally I have everything finished up, so I can start on the bag any time. If I have time I’ll draw the layout and make up a template today, but that might have to wait.
Thought I’d put up some pictures of the stuff I’ve just finished, though. I’m trying to update my FB page too, but I don’t want to post too much there as it probably just gets annoying, so!
I finished this commissioned saddle bag for a coworker (FINALLY – took me forever), and when I sent him the pictures this morning to let him know it was all done, he called back and asked me what on earth I was doing working in an office when I could make leather bags like this!! I was duly flattered. If anyone wants to give me some space in their rent-free studio, let me know. Wouldn’t that be fun? To go to work in a studio every day? Designing and making leather things? Man.
So I’m going to buy new leather with the money I make off of these things, I think.
Also had someone request a custom Moleskine cover, and just sent this off yesterday.
Was pretty pleased with how this turned out. I want to list one of these and add a customization option – so like charge an extra dollar amount to do custom pyrography. Need to figure out how to list that.
ALSO I decided to cave and order some business cards. I just ordered 50, which is the smallest quantity that you could order them in, but it’s something! I’m excited about getting them (in probably 1-2 weeks…).